Ok so I decided to give wheel building a shot. Need a set of wheels for my new IRO BFSSFG bike so with the hubs from the Miche group buy (Miche pista high flange) and pair of Niobium 30 rims I set off on my mission. Spokes are 14/15/14 double butted...nipples are brass...no spoke prep just oil. 32 spoke 3 cross.
So I started with the front and I am stopped with it right now. Currently I am perfectly dished, nearly perfectly true (as good as it is going to get) and equally nearly perfectly round. I am pretty proud of all that...but then I check the tensions and they are less than even. I know a perfect wheel would have even tensions but Troy Watson (Ligero wheels) made the comment to me that with these light rims they are not always round and so you will have uneven tension due to the pulling in of the high spots.
Have others found that to be the case with this or other light rims? And if so how uneven of tension is ok?
Next question has to do with bumps by the spoke holes in the rims. By say 5 or 6 of 32 nipples there is a bump...looks like the head of the nipple deforming the rim...like it wants to pull through (no cracks or anything just a deformation). I checked and these spokes aren't even to the tension Troy said to use on these rims...I am still a bit low in 95% of the spokes (maybe 1 or 2 is near the tension he suggested, 100-110 kgf). Should I be concerned?